Simon Ward

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP (Accred.), BSc (Hons)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Crawley, West Sussex, RH10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How I may be able to help

I’m an integrative counsellor and have been described as calm and down-to-earth although I don't just "sit there", and am pro-active in offering thoughts and ideas. I work with both men and women, and welcome all ages, genders, ethnicity, culture, disability, belief or sexual orientation.

My background 

I have had a long career prior to training as a counsellor starting with military service, then in public service in various roles up to senior management level.  I have also worked / volunteered for a number of organisations in emotional support roles including NHS, Carer's Support West Sussex and Olive Tree Cancer Support.  

My approach

I have a leaning towards third wave CBT (Acceptance and Commitment therapy) where therapy and spirituality can sometimes meet.  I believe that un-hooking from repetitive thoughts, connecting to our inner sensations, acceptance and accessing the present moment can bring profound changes. This approach can be particularly relevant when working with Trauma.  Also looking at the past can often help us to better understand the present.  However, this all depends on what aspects of life you as the client would like to explore and what you would like to gain from therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) PPS (University of Portsmouth)
  • Level 2 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (APT Accredited)
  • Certificate in Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • Certificate in Working with Addiction
  • Certificate counselling skills
  • Transactional Analysis (TA101)
  • Diploma in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Dip. HE Combined Studies (University of Surrey)
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Enhanced DBS

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work-related stress, up to senior management level

Emergency service  or military personnel

Carer / caring related issues

Anxiety and issues associated with illness such as cancer 

Trauma focused work

Anxiety 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Tinnitus sufferers  

Mindfulness

Self-observation  

Faith and belief 

Spirituality 

Self-esteem  

Confidence 

Loss and grief

Photos & videos

Fees

£40.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Sessions £40 (in-person, zoom, phone)

Free 20 minute phone consultation without obligation

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Crawley, West Sussex, RH10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom